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Sensational tales hit print via the hundreds of thousands from the instant there has been print to hit, and favourite among the 1st affordable interpreting have been scandalous relationships, municipal scandals, police outrages, and hazardous public stipulations. Spencer (information and media reports, U. of Western Ottawa) offers complete credits to the colourful journalism of the earlier, yet succeeds in exhibiting how Hearst, Pulitzer, ...

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The Revolution stayed alive simply because it had a male benefactor, George Francis Train, who was willing to pick up the tab for its publication and distribution at least in the beginning when cost coverage was most critical. Needless to say, the journal was hardly objective. Considering the rationale for its existence, it could hardly be so. It argued for equal gender rights at the ballot box but took matters beyond that point. Both Stanton and Anthony wrote on the touchy subject of divorce. They published articles that argued that marriage was a civil contract, one that could be abolished if a marriage partner, especially the male, violated the sanctity of the union through bad behavior such as consuming too much alcohol, bedding down with other women, or inflicting physical damage on a spouse.

T H E I N H E R I TA N C E 35 While Bennett was rampaging around the New York press scene, the journal that began it all, the New York Sun, had been passing through a number of hands. Benjamin Day had sold the newspaper to his brother-in-law and bookkeeper, Moses Y. Beach. Beach operated it until 1848, when his two sons assumed the mantle of responsibility. In terms of journalistic battles, the New York Sun was a minor player in comparison to the papers owned by Bennett and his rival Horace Greeley.

Herald readers were shocked when they opened the paper on July 2, 1872, to read that Stanley had been successful in his effort and that Livingstone had discovered the source of the Nile River. Rather than be content in just reporting the news, Bennett Jr. wanted to make the news. One of his war correspondents was present at the opening of the Suez Canal and reported on the veteran explorer Samuel Baker’s expedition up the Nile. Herald reporters told tales about the Russian invasion expedition to Khiva, and they covered events in such far-off places as Baghdad and Persepolis.

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